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Adhesive Materials Engineer

Raytheon

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Job Overview:

Date Posted:

2022-01-12-08:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

AZ807: RMS AP Bldg 807 1151 East Hermans Road Building 807, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Job Summary:

The Materials Engineering Department, which functions within the Mechanical Products Team, is looking for a materials scientist with adhesives experience to join our team. This position will offer a qualified candidate the opportunity to engage subject matter experts and perform hands-on-testing of materials including adhesives, polymers, tapes, composites, and various other production materials. The role will support all phases of product life cycle (including design, development and production) for a multitude of programs. Analyses will cover a wide range of topics from material characterization, development, process improvement, obsolescence, and failure analysis. Tasks will require careful attention to detail, fundamental scientific and material knowledge, project management skills, testing of materials, and documentation of results. Collaboration with engineers, subject matter experts, and suppliers is required. Candidate must be able to manage and coordinate a wide variety of simultaneous tasks within set schedule requirements. This candidate will become part of a multi-disciplined team.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Assessing materials based on conformance to specifications
  • Conducting hands on testing of materials using a variety of laboratory techniques and instrumentation
  • Developing methods and test plans
  • Leading small-scale adhesive and materials type projects
  • Following standard written protocols and utilizing a variety of databases
  • Reviewing material documentation and assessment of specifications
  • Reviewing technical thermal and mechanical data (DSC, DMA, TGA, TMA, and Rheology)
  • Evaluation of obsolescence risk
  • Engagement with subject matter experts to understand material usage
  • Engagement with suppliers
  • Engagement with engineers to understand customer needs and provide customer support
  • Documentation and communication of results and findings

A PhD can account for 5 years of experience as required for this position.

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Education: Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), specifically in Chemistry or Materials Science/Engineering
  • An advance degree can account for 2 years of experience as required for this position.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in adhesives, chemistry, or materials science or hold a PhD Degree in the aforementioned disciplines
  • Experience with general laboratory equipment such as; ovens, scales, thermometers, thermocouples, microscopes, calipers, reading dials, and Vernier scales
  • Academic or professional experience with material testing/analysis such as; Hardness, mechanical adhesion tests, sample preparation procedures, analytical techniques
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:

  • Understanding of material safety datasheets and Military Specifications
  • Understanding of Instrumental Analysis (FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, DMA, TMA, TGA, Rheology, GCMS, NMR, ICP-OES, HPLC, GPC, SEM, EDS)
  • Understanding of Analytical Chemistry
  • Understanding of Polymer Chemistry
  • Adhesive application design in an academic or industrial setting
  • Adhesive, materials, or chemical research in an academic or industrial setting
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, planning and time management skills
  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and complete scientific based projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers from diverse communities and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles

What We Offer:

Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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